Obama muses on his legacy

2015-06-02 10:19
Barack Obama. (Saul Loeb, AFP)

Barack Obama. (Saul Loeb, AFP)

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Washington - President Barack Obama is offering a glimpse into how he would want history to judge his presidency by emphasising the US recovery, his health care law and his foreign policy. His summary was as much legacy building as it was a response to criticism of his tenure from the growing list of Republicans presidential candidates.

Obama was asked during a session with Southeast Asian leaders how he would want the world to remember him. He joked: "Fondly, I hope."

Republicans seeking the presidential nomination have been especially critical of Obama's foreign policy, arguing that the world is more dangerous now than when he took office.

Obama argued that his administration has brought new international respect for the US. "We have put our international relationships on very strong footing," he said.

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